UK Top 10 Album and UK Top 40 Singles Chart songwriter, producer and mix engineer. I have worked with many well-known & up-and-coming UK artists (James Blunt, Scouting for Girls, Seafret, Kaiser Chiefs, J.C. Stewart, Jack Curley etc.) and co-produced songs with household names like Roy Stride, Mark Crew, Mike Spencer and Mark Ralph.
Hi, I am Alex Oldroyd.
I am a charting Pop, R'n'B and Electronic Songwriter, Producer and Mix engineer from London, UK.
I have had many releases on major labels such as Sony Music, Relentless Records, Black Butter Records and Silvertone Records. My releases include a UK Top 40 single, a UK Top 10 album and huge BBC Radio 1 support with 3 weeks on the Radio1 A-list and multiple Radio1 Record of the Week.
I've been fortunate enough to have worked with a range of great artists including Scouting for Girls, Kaiser Chiefs, Seafret, New Hope Club, JC Stewart, The Other Tribe, Kidnap Kid and Eats Everything. I have also worked with and learnt from some brilliant producers and mixers such as Mark Ralph, Mike Spencer and Mark Crew.
I've developed a broad set of skills which means I can add value at various stages of creation. Some of the services I can provide from my top class London studio are to:
- Arrange and provide additional composition
- Provide production and sound design to bring your track to life
- Mix your track so it sounds as good as any track on radio
- Track pro electric and classical guitar, piano and keys parts
- Program drums and beats
- Score a realistic cinematic orchestral arrangement
- Compose and record full backing vocal arrangements
Get in touch through the green contact button top right. I'll look forward to working with you.
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9 ReviewsEndorse Alex Oldroyd
Alex is amazing to work with. totally knows what he's doing and is really helpful and encouraging. he was the first person I'd recorded with and he was very patient with me while I got used to the whole process. Always had good ideas when writing songs together, and has a great ear for how to make an idea turn into a full production. really made my songs come to life in a way I couldn't of imagined. lovely guy, and great to be around too, which is useful when you're spending hours in the same room together haha. couldn't recommend him enough!
Sir Alex Oldroyd could be the most patient and humble producer I've ever worked with. I've once asked him to completely get rid of every component of a track (besides the vocal) he worked really hard on and there was not one complaint! not. one! He's the best, if you're looking for a funky producer with some wicked ideas, Alex is your guy!
Working with Alex is an absolute pleasure. From the minute you walk into the studio to the end of the day it's always such a positive experience. He is incredibly talented and always full of creative ideas that bring your work to life. I would highly recommend working with him!
Alex is an immensely talented producer and musician who helped us to bring our tracks to life in ways we never imagined. He is passionate about bringing out the best in your music and his attention to detail produces results of the highest quality. Alex made the point to connect with us on a personal level upfront which allowed us to be comfortable in sharing our ideas and suggestions from the get go. Working with Alex is a great learning experience and he is always happy to answer questions and share his knowledge. Alex is an absolute pleasure to work with. I would recommend him to anyone!
Alex is an absolute gent and an amazing producer, working alongside him was a treat, would highly recommend him to anyone who wants professionalism and perfection when accomplishing a new project.
Working with Alex was a learning curve made easy. Alex is extremely determined to find the very best in each song he puts hit time into. From songwriting, production, to post production, Alex’s innovative ideas are of the highest calibre and are always plentiful. Anyone who is lucky enough to work with Alex can expect not just the very best for their music, but a process along the way that is extremely educational and inspiring. Made easy with his creative, and illustrious work. Alex is also a top top guy, that puts you at ease immediately. Cannot recommend enough!!
It was such a great experience to work with Alex. Not only have we got amazing results and songs we’re so proud of, we also learnt a lot over the course of this project. This was our first major recording project and Alex took the time to get us ready with some brilliant pre-production sessions. Alex is very passionate once he is involved in a project, he got close to us and our music which has only benefited the quality of the tracks we have come out with. He takes the time to understand an artist and their intentions before jumping into recording - Honestly, can’t speak highly enough of him!
I’ve recorded with Alex and performed in bands within Alex. Not only is he a musical GENIUS but he also sets very high standards for himself and the artists he works with. He is always finding ways to improve and is a life long learner. Whether it’s song writing, engineering or post production, you Alex is your man! He’s also very good bloke! :) 👌
Alex is a brilliant mixing engineer/producer. My band (Rookie) have recently worked with him and he has made our track sound brilliant. Alex is very easy to work with and nothing is too much for him. We went in to the session with rough ideas of what sound we wanted from each part and Alex helped to bring those to life. Any changes that needed to be made on any of the mixes that were sent to us were done to perfection. He is an absolute pleasure to work with and I would recommend him to anybody! We look forward to using him again as soon as possible!
Interview with Alex Oldroyd
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Several projects - but most excited by an album by a new artist. The sound is somewhere between The 1975, War on Drugs, Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen. I'm doing some additional co-writing, producing and mixing - and playing most of the instruments
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. They both have their uses and they're both essential.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: We will create something that you're happy with
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The variation. It's not just one job - it's such a broad range of different jobs and skill sets.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What do you want for lunch?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make contact and communicate. Most people enjoy conversation and meeting new people. There's no need for ego or bravado but we all fall foul of trying to impress people (myself included - spending hours filling out this interview could not be a better example)
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My nylon string acoustic guitar; and assuming there's some form of solar panel-based power on this desert island... Fender telecaster; Fender Deluxe Reverb amp; DT1990 headphones and my laptop... hopefully i get some spare sets of strings too!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been in the music industry for 8 years. I was signed to Sony as part of the band The Other Tribe. We had a UK Top 40 single, multiple songs made Radio One Record of the Week and toured around Europe. We broke up in 2015. Since then I have been working with other artists and bands to help them reach their potential
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Cinematic. I like to work on music that conjures up a scene from a movie in your head. That way I know it has an emotional and lasting impact.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: FKA Twigs. My impression is that her music is incredibly honest and true. There seems to be very little second-guessing the creative process - an unbiased and direct connection between input and output. I'd love to be a part of that.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Speed is important. The longer you spend on details, the quicker you lose your subjectivity and you end up moving the goal posts and chasing your tail. It's much better to get a sketch down and leave the details until later.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Popular music - in it's widest definition.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring my ears and my experience.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My work process is malleable and changes from artist to artist and song to song. However it will always start with a conversation. We will create a shared playlist, putting together a sonic moodboard of relevant references and tracks that we're into. We will work out the most suitable workflow for the project and put together a realistic timeline
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a great sounding room with excellent acoustic treatment and monitoring. I have a comprehensive mic collection including Neumann U87, KM84s, Microtech Gefell UM92 and more. I have preamps including Neve 1073; Universal Audio LA-610 mk2; Warm Audio tb12 and UA Apollo 8
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Too many to name but right now I'm enjoying Rosalía, H.E.R.,Jaycen Joshua, Jaquire King, Tom Elmhirst. And Taylor Swift's new album is amazing
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I help the artist to realise a song's full potential. I listen to a song and use my experience and my taste to envision how the song could sound. If that vision is in line with that of the artist's, I will then work.out how to get there. Sometimes that means tweaking the composition and arrangement or re-tracking parts or sometimes all the song needs is a mix.